"Scott Lucas' abridged translation of al-Tabari's famous Quranic commentary strikes a perfect balance between eloquence and accuracy. This fine work will therefore be warmly received by anyone wishing to gain access to the inexhaustible treasures of the Quran."---Mohammed Rustom, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University and Assistant Editor of "The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary".
About the Author
Muhammad bin Jarir al-Tabari (224-310 AH; 839-923 AD) was one of the most famous Muslim scholars of medieval Islamic civilization. A native of north-eastern Iran, he lived for forty years in Baghdad, where he composed numerous books in Arabic in the fields of Islamic law, Quranic commentary, and history. The only two large books of his to survive are the "History of Messengers and Kings" and his Tafsir, or Quranic commentary, "Comprehensive Exposition of the Interpretation of the Verses of the Quran".---The translator, Scott Lucas, is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona.